Firstly, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all. I know we have not been blogging as frequently as we would like to, but it is the ski season! In the last 12-24 hours, ski resorts in Western Canada have been receiving a nice bit of fresh. January is a great time to ski the Canadian Rockies and Western Canada as prices are rock bottom and there are no crowds. The heavy snowfall typically received in January also makes it a fantastic time to visit for some WC-POW action!

Some early-bird deals have been extended until January 15 2011 – not what I would call “early” as we are already well into the season (but best not to complain). Deals include 50% OFF loding at Panorama Ski Resort for stays of 5+ nights as part of a ski package through Ski Holidays Canada. Panorama was sold by Intrawest last year, and the new management at Panorama are really making an excellent attempt with providing tour operators with awesome deals. There is also a scheduled Panorama service from Calgary YYC airport making it easier to get to Panorama ski resort. If you have not tried Panorama – you should make it your next ski holiday destination.

Discounted Banff ski passes are still on sale too. The Tri-Area pass covers Banff Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise. The ski shuttles from Banff currently only pick up from three locations with exception to the Lake Louise ski bus which now picks up at most hotels in Banff. Thank you Lake Louise – we salute you!

Now, what about this fresh snow we’ve been talking about? Here is what we have received at our featured ski resorts in the last 12-24 hours:

  • Sunshine Village – 4cm (1.6in) over last 24 hours
  • Kimberley – 5cm (2in) over the last 24 hours and it’s still snowing
  • Panorama – 6cm (2.4in) over the last 24 hours
  • Lake Louise – 6 cm (2.4in) over the last 12 hours
  • Fernie – 9cm (3.5in) over the last 24 hours and it’s still snowing
  • Jasper Marmot Basin – 10cm (4in) over the last 24 hours
  • Kicking Horse – 13cm (5.1in) over the last 24 hours
  • Whistler Blackcomb – 26cm (10in) over the last 24 hours and it’s still snowing! MEGA-POW baby!

Okay, now what  are you doing still sat reading this blog post – get out and enjoy and we look forward to any comments you have!

Best wishes for 2011 from!